Escenaris de Barcelona : pretextos de poesia

Francesc Parcerisas

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Starting from the proposition that modern poerry may well be unimaginable without the city, Francesc Parcerisas provides a critical overview, via Baudelaire, of the representation of Barcelona from Verdaguer's "A Barcelona" to Gabriel Ferrater's "La ciutat." Although the city is not yet the exclusive scenario of lirerary imagination for Verdaguer, Oller, Rusiñol, and even Maragall, it becomes so for Joan Salvat-Papasseit -the first poer to write, as ir were, from rhe belly of Barcelona its elf- and for Josep Maria de Sagarra, who takes the city as a spectacle lived from within. Josep Carner, Mercè Rodoreda, Marià Manent, Joaquim Renard, and Pere Quart, no les s than a number of foreign wrirers from the Civil War, all contribute to reflections on the city as the paradigmatic site of the "shared" plays of anonymity, individualism, and desire, of growth, revolution, and utopia, that mark modernity.
Original languageCatalan
Pages (from-to)0107-119
Number of pages13
JournalCatalan Review
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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